Numpty Server Question
Well SQL is £1700 for a Standard License
The standard db licenses is around £600 but then you need to factor in user CAL’s (a license for each user accessing the database) and they are around £170 each IIRC. If you have a large number of users it may be more cost effective to purchase a processor license which doesnt require CAL’s but is more expensive.Posted 4 years ago
I need to buy a new server to host SAGE Act over multiple sites for the business. Frankly every time I talk to someone about it I glaze over as they talk jargon to me.
I know (think) I need something with 8gb ram and a quad core processor of at least 2Ghz. It needs Windows server 2008 sp2 and sql server.
I have had quotes between £600 and £3100, and even a cloud solution at £79 per month.
Can someone point me in the right direction, someone who speaks english and not tech who might not rip me off.
thanksPosted 4 years ago
Who is going to manage the service, and the infrastructure?
I’d be looking to see if SAGE provide a SaaS (software as a service), or looking at Cloud based offerings from Amazon or Azure through a 3rd party vendor providing the support for IaaS (infrastructure as a service), and managing the service for you.
It’d be best to look at all the options before splurging the cash, and then realising that either:
– your performance is poor
– you have no support
– you dont have the right licence
– your scalability for the now 300 users isn’t achievable without spending a whole load of cash (I know you said 50, but is that the realistic maximum over 3-5 years?)
My big question would be…. Why have you been tasked with providing an IT solution when you clearly don’t have much IT solution experience?
Has a business bod asked you to buy a server to run his application for his workers? If that’s the case, then you need someone to provide a managed service really.
You could just look at the minimum specs, licence model, and then buy a piece of kit to fit – but that’s only part of the solution.
If you like, I can point you in the direction of a consultancy company I’ve worked with recently to provide a Cloud solution for a distributed IaaS cloud offering, which was a managed service. Let me know your email address and I’ll put you in touch, they speak plain English, and are very reasonably priced and flexible.Posted 4 years ago
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